Didaskalia - The Journal for Ancient Performance

About Didaskalia

Didaskalia (διδασκαλία) is the term used since ancient times to describe the work a playwright did to teach his chorus and actors the play.  The official records of the dramatic festivals in Athens were the διδασκαλίαι.  Didaskalia now furthers the scholarship of the ancient performance.

Didaskalia is an English-language, online publication about the performance of Greek and Roman drama, dance, and music.  We publish double blind, peer-reviewed scholarship on performance as well as reviews of the professional activity of artists and scholars who work on ancient drama.

We welcome submissions on any aspect of the field, and we provide a uniquely friendly venue for publishing sound, image, and video evidence.  If you would like your work to be reviewed, please write to editor@didaskalia.net at least three weeks in advance of the performance date.  We also seek interviews with practitioners and opinion pieces.

General Submission Guidelines | Guidelines for Reviews | Other Submissions

Current Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Mike Lippman editor@didaskalia.net
+1 402 472-2460

Emerita Editor:

Amy R. Cohen

Associate Editor:

C.W. (Toph) Marshall

Assistant Editor:

Ellen Kratzer


Editorial Board

Caterina Barone
Dorota Dutsch
Mary-Kay Gamel
Mark Griffith
Mary Hart
Fiona Macintosh
Willie Major
Peter Meineck
Tim Moore
Nancy Rabinowitz
Brett Rogers
John Starks
J. Michael Walton
Paul Woodruff

Our History

Sallie Goetsch, Founding Editor, 1994–2001 (volumes 1 to 4)
Hugh Denard, Editor-in-Chief, 2001–2007 (volumes 5 to 7.1)
Jane Montgomery Griffiths, Editor-in-Chief, 2007–2010 (volume 7.2)
Amy R. Cohen, Editor-in-Chief, 2010–2017 (volumes 8 to 13)

Didaskalia began in 1994 as a “notice board” for productions and discussions of Greek and Roman drama and quickly developed into a venue for scholarship on performance and for reviews of the work of artists around the world.  Perusing our early issues rewards the reader with a sense both of the continuing wealth of work being done on stage and writing over the last two decades. 

Our earlier mission included a didactic element, and you can visit our archived study area.